#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/6: Inequities in School Health and Education

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Everyone deserves access to a healthy, safe school environment with the opportunity to succeed.

Unfortunately, many Latino and other children of color are disadvantaged through neighborhoods and schools that lack resources and funding.

Latino kids are more likely to have unhealthy school food environments and are treated worse in schools. Children of color are often treated differently by school personnel; they are more likely to be harshly punished for minor infractions, and teachers may underestimate their abilities.

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, to discuss inequities in school health and education that prevent Latino kids and other children of color from being healthy and successful in life.

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • What inequities do kids from low-income neighborhoods experience?
  • How has COVID-19 exacerbated inequities in schools?
  • What policies can help advocate equity for Latinos and other kids in schools?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources to explore how to reduce food insecurity for Latinos and all people!

#SaludTues is a monthly health equity tweetchat focused on health equity and the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET on the first Tuesday of each month. #SaludTues is hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.

By The Numbers By The Numbers

23.7

percent

of Latino children are living in poverty

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